Author Archives: Breanne Henshaw

Post #6 Pentadic Criticism

Pentadic Criticism Pentadic criticism is based on ideas presented by Kenneth Burke and his work on how people understand rhetoric today.  Pentadic criticism has five parts which include: Agent:  this concept describes who is doing the act or the one … Continue reading

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Post #5

Metaphoric Criticism:  Bill Clinton’s First Inaugural Address http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=46366 Bill Clinton gave his first inaugural address on January 20, 1993 and it was given in a way that was supposed to encourage Americans to believe in a brighter future under his … Continue reading

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Post #3 Generic Criticism

Generic Criticism is best described as a group of artifacts that are similar in content and fit into the same categories through that content.  The artifact that I have chosen to look at is an article from Indian Country Today, which … Continue reading

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Post #2: Neo-Aristotelian Criticism

  This speech was given by Ashley Judd during the 2017 Women’s March on Washington D.C. and it was given to Judd by a nineteen-year-old, Nina Donovan, as Judd mentions at the beginning.  This rhetorical situation has different parts that … Continue reading

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Post #1: Introduction

My name is Breanne Henshaw and I am a Longwood University, senior Political Science major with two minors, one in History and the other in Rhetoric & Professional Writing.  The purpose of this blog is for my Rhetorical Criticism course … Continue reading

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